Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, Takayama

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See one of the main features of the renowned event at Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall. The ornate festival floats pass through the city during the festival, in line with a tradition begun around 350 years ago. With the festival taking place twice yearly, the floats get displayed when not in use in this large hall. Walk between the carefully crafted floats, admiring the subtle differences in design between each of these 17th-century treasures. A short video explains the roots and traditions of the festival, helping to contextualize the respect and reverence with which each of the floats is treated. Take a look at our Takayama trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • A huge hall showing the elaborate floats used in the festival that takes place twice a year. All the descriptions are in Japanese and English and there is a video room showing the floats in use. The s...  more »
  • This is an exhibition hall for the floats used in the annual procession. The audio explanation helps a lot in understanding the history and the significance behind the floats. I strongly recommend usi...  more »
  • This museum hosts a rotating exhibition of the city of Takayama's festival floats. As you walk around the city, you will see the buildings that house them, so it really is a must to visit this museum ...  more »
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